“You’ve visited tons of places, so what’s your favorite place in the world?” We get this question a lot, and it’s a tough one to answer.
In our experience, if you look hard enough every place has interesting things to see and do. If someone really holds our feet to the fire, we usually waffle and come up with a handful of cities. But no matter how we hedge our answer, Luang Prabang, Laos is always on the list, and in fact, is always near the top.
Its patchwork of gold-plated Buddhist temples, charming French-colonial homes, traditional Lao wooden houses, fragrant frangipani, meandering monks, and delightful riverside restaurants make it one of the most alluring cities in Southeast Asia.
Prior to traveling to Laos we’d spent a couple of weeks immersed in Bangkok’s hustle and bustle. and while we enjoyed our time there, our visit to LP was a pleasant decompression that we’ll never forget.
So over the next few weeks we’ll be revisiting one of our global favorites, and hopefully convincing you to put this marvelous town on your bucket list.
James & Terri